Kanjerla Laxminarayana Yadav Park
|• Official||Telugu & Urdu|
|Time zone||IST (UTC+5:30)|
|Lok Sabha constituency||Secunderabad|
|Vidhan Sabha constituency||Sanathnagar|
In the past, it served as a residential area for officers, known as SRT quarters. It has since grown to include neighboring localities such as Czech Colony, parts of BK Guda, Subhash Nagar Colony, Tulisi Nagar, Jayaprakash Nagar Colony, and the ESI area.
The industrial area of Sanathnagar includes small and medium-scale chemical, pharmaceutical, electrical, and mechanical industries. It also has large pharmaceutical companies like Bright Star Rubber, Divi's, Sipra, Gland Pharma Limited, and Lamco along with several major automobile service centers. GM Motors, TATA Motors, Toyota, Chevrolet, Daewoo, Bajaj, Volvo, Skoda are some of the companies located here. The main branch of the post office is also located in this industrial area. The engineering companies Voltas and Allwyn were formerly located in Sanathnagar, along with automobile manufacturer Ashok Leyland.
Now with Bakelyte Hylam made a residential property, purchased and developed by Lodha Group, a gated community is coming up at Sanathnagar with the name CASA Paradiso. Swamy Talkies, an age-old cinema theater, used to keep the public entertained and is now converted into a function hall. Major national banks such as the State Bank of India, HDFC, State Bank of Hyderabad, Andhra Bank and big retail stores like D-Mart are also located here. Urbanization can be seen in areas like the Czech colony, and in other pockets of this suburb.
The Sunday Market located at Sanathnagar-Erragadda main road is one of the busiest, selling all kinds of second hand goods and many other miscellaneous items.
Early schools set up in this area include Covells High School, the first ever school that was established in Sanathnagar in 1964. The following year, the St. Theresa's girls high school became the second school built. Hindu Public School is the largest school in Sanathnagar. Other schools located in this suburb are the Neena High School (established in 1984), Vasistha Vidyalaya, and the Little Scholars School. Hindu college for women is a prominent college in the suburb.
St. Theresa's Hospital is one of the oldest hospitals in the area. This hospital has recently undergone renovations to accommodate more wards. The government owned ESI hospital is also present here. A chest hospital, a TB hospital, and a hospital for mental health are among the other government institutions located near the suburb, providing health care for the poor.
The citizens of this area are generally peaceful as they come from different backgrounds and an interesting variety of religions. The Hanuman temple at Czech colony is one of the famous sites of Hinduism. Christianity was brought to this area by the Salesian missionaries, who brought early education to the area. Famous churches in the area include St. Theresa's Church, Baptist Church, and St. Paul's Church at Czech Colony.
The Masjid close to the bus depot is a famous one known as 'Jafri Masjid'. Apart from this there are few other Masjid's such as Masjid-e-Quba & Masjid-e-Ibrahimia. The 'Eid gah' near the Jafri Masjid is also very famous where Eid namaz are being offered.
Sanathnagar is known for its municipal parks found all over its suburbs, creating a natural atmosphere. Laxmi Yadav Park, a notable recent addition, is now one of the most beloved parks in the area. Wide open spaces such as the Welfare Ground, Milad Ground, Vinayak Ground, Nehru Ground etc. provide good sporting avenues for kids and youth, and the Sanathnagar-Fathenagar-Balkampet Flyover, providing a good aerial view of the Begumpet airport, is commonly enjoyed by the public in the evenings.
Sanathnagar consists of several other smaller localities such as BK Guda, Ravindra Nagar Colony, Czech Colony, Subhash Nagar Colony, Jayaprakash Nagar Colony, and ESI (Hospital & Quarters).